Reports have emerged that around a third of community pharmacy staff across Northern Ireland are now self-isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms.
Four community pharmacy representative organisations have issued a joint statement on Easter opening hours in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The PDA has said this week that ‘large numbers’ of PDA members are reporting being asked to break the law by employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NHS Pharmacy First service will be postponed and the Scottish Minor ailment service is now open to all Scottish residents with a few exceptions.
Additional funding of £15 million will be provided to GP practices to help them cope with extra pressures arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).
An uplift of £300 million in total over the next two months will be made to English community pharmacy contractors’ ‘advance payments’.
Rose Marie Parr has issued a warning about the prolonged workforce pressure in pharmacy in the coming months & also praised pharmacy teams.
CHAS has launched the UK’s first virtual children’s hospice to support children with life-shortening conditions & their families during the coronavirus crisis.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues PIP are endeavouring to keep pharmacy teams up to date and signpost to up to date news, advice and guidance.
Scottish Government is to temporarily pause a number of screening programmes due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19.